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    The Snow Dragon – Abi Elphinstone and Fiona Woodcock

    You can be late for many things in life, but you should never keep an adventure waiting… In Griselda Bone’s gloomy orphanage, daydreaming is banned, skipping is forbidden and Christmas is well and truly cancelled. But for Phoebe and her sausage dog Herb, is it possible that, just when things seem at their bleakest, magic awaits in the swirling, snow-filled air?  *** This beautiful story was on my to buy list for Spike from the minute I saw it. Unfortunately she doesn’t share my excitement for amazing authors just yet, so we ended up picking something else every time we were in Waterstones. Despite the amazing dragon on the cover. Spike picked it…

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    Squishy McFluff and the Supermarket Sweep – Pip Jones & Ella Okstad

    “One sunny morning, in a house of a hill, When the sky was quite blue, the air warm and still,  A young girl called Ava very happily sat  With Squishy McFluff, her invisible cat.”  Ava and Squishy have a wonderful day of mischief and mayhem planned in the glorious outdoors when mum gives them a nasty surprise. They are to go to the supermarket with mum and doe other chores. It sounds so boring but never fear, for the world is always fun when Squishy McFluff is near!  *** Yet another adorable, beautiful and fun book from Pip Jones and Ella Okstad! I don’t care that I got laughed at…